Cleveland Automobile Club Hill Climb Trophy, 1907

Summary

Hill climbing contests combine steep grades, hairpin turns and dangerous drops for some of the most challenging races in motorsport. Early competitions not only tested the driver's skills but showcased the practical performance of the automobile. Ford automobiles won three divisional races at the 1907 Cleveland Automobile Club Hill Climb, including this trophy won in the touring car class.

Hill climbing contests combine steep grades, hairpin turns and dangerous drops for some of the most challenging races in motorsport. Early competitions not only tested the driver's skills but showcased the practical performance of the automobile. Ford automobiles won three divisional races at the 1907 Cleveland Automobile Club Hill Climb, including this trophy won in the touring car class.

Artifact

Plaque (Flat object)

Date Made

1907

Subject Date

15 June 1907

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

Object ID

2011.0.22.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Bronze (Metal)

Dimensions

Height: 15.75 in

Width: 13.75 in

Inscriptions

Obverse: CLEVELAND AUTOMOBILE CLUB / HILLCLIMB / JUNE 15TH 1907 / EVENT NO. 8 / WON BY / M.J. ROSEBORO / WITH A / FORD TOURING CAR / TIME 1 MIN. 21-7 SEC On wheel emblem: CLEVELAND AUTOMOBILE CLUB / ORGANIZED JAN., 8 1900.

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